Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
|Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)|
|publishing company||Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung GmbH ( Germany )|
|Headquarters||Frankfurt am Main|
|First edition||November 1, 1949|
|Frequency of publication||Monday to Saturday|
|Sold edition||183,008 copies|
|( IVW 2/2020, Mon-Sat)|
|Range||0.83 million readers|
|( MA 2020 I )|
|executive Director||Thomas Lindner (Chairman)
|Article archive||FAZ archive|
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (proper spelling: . Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in Germany and shortly FAZ or FAZ ) is a German nationwide subscription - daily newspaper . It is published by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung GmbH , 93.7 percent of which is owned by the non-profit Fazit Foundation . The other shares are held by the publishers , who also determine the line of the newspaper. The sold circulation is 183,008 copies, a decrease of 54.3 percent since 1998.
With over 90 domestic and foreign correspondents reporting exclusively for the FAZ, the newspaper's network of correspondents is one of the largest in the world. In larger metropolises there are several specialized foreign correspondents for politics, business and feature pages, for example in Brussels (4), London (4), Madrid (2), Moscow (2), New York (3), Paris (2), Beijing ( 2), Rome (2), Washington (2), Vienna (2). In Germany, the FAZ (in addition to the editorial office of the Rhein-Main-Zeitung ) has editorial offices in Berlin, Bonn, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Kassel, Leipzig, Munich, Stuttgart and Wiesbaden.
In the course of concentrating on its core competence, the FAZ sold its book publishers Kösel-Verlag and Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt together with Manesse Verlag to the Random House publishing group in September 2005 . In 2006 the FAZ Buch- und Zeitschriftenverlag also sold the art book publisher Prestel . As before, FAZ books appear in the so-called FAZ Institute.
The FAZ is regarded as a bourgeois - conservative medium. According to a study by Literaturkritik.at appeared in 2014 in the FAZ 447 Fiction - reviews with a length of more than 500 words what their special status as a "flagship of German feature pages review" confirm that despite a decline in previous years, "still with Distance most of the meeting texts ever published ”.
Classification as a leading medium
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung has long been classified among journalists as one of the leading German-language media , which has the function of shaping and shaping social communication and the public .
|Ranking||Journalist survey 1993||Journalist survey 2005|
|1||The mirror (66.7%)||Süddeutsche Zeitung (35%)|
|2||Süddeutsche Zeitung (46.6%)||The mirror (34%)|
|3||Star (37.1%)||Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (15%)|
|4th||Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (36.2%)||The time (11%)|
|5||The time (34.4%)||Image (10%)|
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung has lost a lot of its circulation in recent years . It is currently 183,008 copies. The number of copies sold has fallen by an average of 4.7% per year over the past 10 years. Last year it decreased by 2.7%. The share of subscriptions in the circulation sold is 88.5%.
Development of the number of copies sold
Development of the number of subscribers
The foundation of the FAZ in 1949 goes back to a decision of the Economic Policy Society (Wipog) , an association founded two years earlier by entrepreneurs who wanted to see their interests represented more strongly in public. Founding editors of the FAZ were Hans Baumgarten , Erich Dombrowski , Karl Korn , Paul Sethe and Erich Welter . Some of the editors of the FAZ had previously worked for the Frankfurter Zeitung, which was banned in 1943, and for the Allgemeine Zeitung in Mainz . The first issue of the newspaper appeared on November 1, 1949. On the front page of this issue it read under the heading “Newspaper for Germany”: “Today our readers have the first issue of the 'Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung' in front of them. This sheet continues the journalistic work that was started in Mainz with the 'Allgemeine Zeitung'. But at the same time it is the beginning of a new work. "
According to its own account, the newspaper does not see itself as a direct successor to the Frankfurter Zeitung . In the first edition you could read: “From the fact that some of our employees were formerly part of the editorial staff of the 'Frankfurter Zeitung', it has often been concluded that an attempt was being made here to take over the successor to this paper. Such an assumption misjudges our intentions. Like everyone else, we also admired the high quality of this paper […] But respect for an excellent performance does not mean the desire to copy it. ”The Frankfurter Zeitung title was, however, protected by trademark law by the FAZ . Years later the FAZ brand was protected .
The FAZ was printed in Mainz until September 30, 1950. The first request to have the FAZ produced in the Societäts-Druckerei, leased from the Frankfurter Rundschau , was made in 1949, but Kurt Simon, who was reinstated in his rights as co-owner of the printing works and the Frankfurter Zeitung, rejected this on the grounds that the publisher Erich Welter and Paul Sethe were too committed to the National Socialist goals. An agreement was reached later and from autumn 1950 the FAZ was printed in the Societäts printing house. In 1987, a new editorial building was completed on Hellerhofstrasse, which the architect A. C. Walter had planned. In 1989 the Fazit Foundation took over the majority of the Societäts-Druckerei.
In addition to the founders of the publishing house with integrity and managerial staff, the 1950s were also characterized by a number of managers who were exposed to Nazi stress. Thus, the publishing manager Viktor Muckel , former NS-Gauamtsleiter in Düsseldorf and Erwin Finkenzeller , propagandist of the SS-Standarte Kurt Egger , joined the management level of the FAZ. While Finkenzeller was responsible for the advertising business, Muckel took over the areas of sales and advertising, initially as an "independent publishing consultant" and then as one of the publishing directors. The FAZ advertising slogan " There's always a clever head behind it " comes from him .
The makers of the FAZ (and many readers) resisted a revision of the rather simple, calm appearance for a long time. Cover images in the FAZ traditionally remained the exception and the introduction of color information graphics and photographs was controversial. Since October 5, 2007, the newspaper has been appearing in a visually revised, more modern layout : Among other things, the Fraktur headings above the comments and the lines between the individual columns have been omitted . The first page was given a colored cover picture, just like the images in the inside of the newspaper are kept in color if possible. Boxes with increasingly shorter explanations for individual keywords are used more frequently. This is how the editorial board reacted to persistent circulation losses.
In the 2012 financial year, the publishing company made a loss of 4.3 million euros as a result of the further decline in advertising revenue, after having generated income of 19.3 million euros in the previous year through the sale of assets. In 2013 the deficit continued to rise, and sales also fell. To compensate for this, the number of pages in the newspaper was reduced at the beginning of 2014, which resulted in staff savings in the editorial office. In 2014 the FAZ announced that it would save 20 million euros annually by 2017 and cut up to 200 of 900 jobs. Since 2015, the FAZ has been able to show positive results again thanks to lower costs and stable advertising revenues.
The FAZ plays an opinion-forming role in many socio-political discussions and often triggered them. For example, it was the first to publish important contributions to the debate on the historians' dispute of the 1980s, by Ernst Nolte and Michael Stürmer , among others . In 2002, co-editor Frank Schirrmacher initiated the debate about Martin Walser's novel Death of a Critic , when he refused to preprint the new Walser novel - in a traditional way, and gave detailed reasons in an open letter , which amounted to a review of a book that had not yet been published. With his book The Methuselah Conspiracy , published in 2004, and a series of articles, Schirrmacher took part in the discussion about the aging of German society (see also Demography of Germany ) and the social, economic, political and urban development consequences associated with it. In 2006, an interview that Günter Grass had willingly given to the FAZ caused quite a stir and in which he first publicly reported on his Waffen SS membership shortly before the publication of his memoir When Skinning the Onion . 95 percent of the interviewed employees agreed in terms of content: "Yes, the newspaper is conservative, but I am not."
In the discussion about the spelling reform of 1996 , contributions by FAZ editors and guest authors played an important role. The newspaper not only reported on the developments, but also actively intervened in the debate in favor of the old spelling. After an initial change to the reformed spelling on August 1, 1999, the editorial team returned to the previous spelling after one year (August 1, 2000). After the revision of the rules by the German Spelling Council , the FAZ took over parts of the reform and has been printing since January 1, 2007 according to a house orthography based on the new German spelling , but with some modifications. By insisting on the "tried and tested" spelling (which Der Spiegel , Axel-Springer-Verlag and Süddeutsche Zeitung temporarily joined in 2005 ), the editors wanted to put pressure on the German spelling council, which they considered coarse To correct errors of reform.
Since January 2001 the FAZ has been represented on the Internet with its own editorial news portal. On November 17, 2007, the FAZ website received a different page layout.
In October 2011 there was a further revision of the layout of FAZ.NET. After this revision, the website will look similar to the print version. For example, FAZ.NET's own, more modern logo gave way to the well-known Fraktur head of the printed newspaper, the institution's trademark that has been established since its first appearance. The presentation of the reader comments has also been revised. These were under the article before the changeover and could be rated positively or negatively; after the changeover, the comments were in a separate tab and it was no longer possible to rate reader comments negatively. Reader comments are reviewed by a moderator before they are published.
From 2013 to the end of March 2020, an editor-in-chief was responsible for all digital products at FAZ Mathias Müller von Blumencron held the position until 2018. His successor was Carsten Knop . With the appointment of Knops as publisher of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the post of "Editor-in-Chief Digital Products" was dropped on April 1, 2020.
In June 2015, according to the results of the AGOF digital facts study, FAZ.NET recorded 6.55 million visitors per month. In January 2019 the site had 12.89 million visitors.
In the ranking of the most visited websites in Germany, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung is currently in 129th place.
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (FAS), first published on September 30, 2001, is the Sunday newspaper of the FAZ. Despite sharing editorial resources and authors, it appears independently and has 50 editors.
The regional edition of the FAZ in the Rhein-Main-Region is called Rhein-Main-Zeitung .
There are currently six FAZ apps on the market. The classic FAZ.NET app has all the content of the website and an additional "discover function" with which the reader is shown messages that have been filtered out based on his previous reading behavior. The multiple award-winning app DER TAG informs the reader with "the most important news of the past 24 hours". For the third free app, FAZ job market , the FAZ advertises job offers specifically for specialists and executives.
In addition to the three free apps, there are currently three paid apps: FAZ Kiosk with all e-paper variants and the FAZ newspaper archive, FAZ Einspruch and FAZ Digitec .
Audio output and podcasts
The central podcast of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung is the “FAZ Podcast for Germany” based on the “Newspaper for Germany”, which has always been under the title of the newspaper. It is published every working day at 5:00 p.m. and is around 20 minutes long. The first edition of the “Podcast for Germany” appeared on January 20, 2020.
The audio edition of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung for listening via (mobile) telephone appears on working days with the most important comments from the FAZ. It also allows blind and visually impaired people easy access. This audio newspaper can be heard for 30 to 40 minutes. Navigation is via the keyboard.
In connection with FAZ audio dossiers and the audio edition, podcasts have been published by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung at regular intervals since May 2006 .
Current podcasts are “FAZ Einspruch”, a podcast on topics related to law , “FAZ Digitec”, a podcast that revolves around topics of the digital economy, Industry 4.0 and technology , and the podcast for the FAZ column “How do I explain it my child? ”- a podcast that answers questions from children.
Since August 2018 there has been another podcast in the FAZ's repertoire, “FAZ Essay”. In this, essays from the “The Present” page, which appears on Mondays in the FAZ, are presented.
The podcast “At the bar” is a discussion podcast in which the editors of the FAZ talk to invited guests for around an hour.
The latest podcast in the FAZ's repertoire is a podcast about health topics (“Health - the FAZ Podcast”).
Frankfurter Allgemeine Woche (discontinued)
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Woche has been published every Friday since April 2016 . The magazine has the format 26.5 × 20.3 cm, is printed in 4-color offset printing and has a volume of around 80 pages. A changing cover story is dealt with in more detail. The editor in charge is Philip Eppelsheim . Since April 2018 the Frankfurter Allgemeine Woche has also been available as a multimedia edition. In May 2020 it was announced that the magazine will be discontinued at the end of June.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Quarterly
The quarterly magazine Frankfurter Allgemeine Quarterly appeared for the first time in November 2016. With an initial print run of 75,000 copies, a format of 28.5 × 21 cm, a volume of up to 210 pages and a magazine price of 10 euros, it is said to be “the creative elite “Address the country. The editor in charge has been Rainer Schmidt since autumn 2016 .
In November 2017 FAZ Einspruch appeared as a digital product especially for lawyers. Six new editions appeared weekly, the FAZ Einspruch-Magazin was published on Wednesdays, which contains content written exclusively for FAZ Einspruch. For this purpose, a podcast will be published under the moderation of Corinna Budras and Constantin van Lijnden , which appears once a week. In June 2019, the product was changed from an "edition version" to a continuously updated offering. The structure of the product is now similar to the "Digitec" app. Exclusive content is still included but will be released over the week. In addition to his previous duties, the responsible editor is Reinhard Müller.
The news app for the smartphone contains relevant articles about the digital economy, technology and Industry 4.0 from the FAZ. The app was first published in June 2018.
FAZ Weekly (discontinued)
The FAZ Weekly was the English-language weekly newspaper of the FAZ. It mainly summarized editorials from the daily newspaper and was included with the International Herald Tribune on Fridays . It appeared from the summer of 2002 until the middle of 2005. From April 3, 2000 to June 29, 2002 there was even a daily supplement in the FAZ English Edition .
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung is the only newspaper in Germany that has been run by an editorial board since it was founded. The editors are shareholders of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung GmbH. Your task is to determine the political, economic and cultural line of the paper. You run the newspaper on the collegial principle and are exclusively committed to your high journalistic standards.
Their names are under the newspaper title and on the FAZ.NET homepage. They meet every week for the editors' conference. The chairmanship of the editorial board changes annually.
- Hans Baumgarten (founding editor, †)
- Erich Dombrowski (founding editor, †)
- Karl Korn (founding editor, †)
- Paul Sethe (Founding Editor, †)
- Erich Welter (Founding Editor, †)
- Benno Reifenberg (†)
- Jürgen Tern (†)
- Jürgen Eick (†)
- Nikolas Benckiser (†)
- Bruno Dechamps (†)
- Fritz Ullrich Fack (†)
- Joachim C. Fest (†)
- Johann Georg Reissmüller (†)
- Jürgen Jeske
- Hugo Müller-Vogg
- Dieter Eckart (†)
- Frank Schirrmacher (†)
- Günther Nonnenmacher
- Holger Steltzner
- Werner D'Inka
In the history of the FAZ there have been three layoffs of editors, Jürgen Tern's in 1970, Hugo Müller-Vogg's in 2001, and Holger Steltzner's in 2019. All three were vague or nonexistent official statements.
The editorial office
- Jasper von Altenbockum (Head of Domestic Policy)
- Patrick Bahners (cultural correspondent)
- Julia Bähr (feuilleton)
- Patrick Bernau (Head of Economic Department FAS)
- Maxim Biller (columnist)
- Ralph Bollmann (Economic Policy Correspondent)
- Jörg Bremer (Italy correspondent)
- Nikolas Busse (Head of Political Affairs FAS)
- Dietmar Dath (feature section)
- Daniel Deckers (Department "The Present", Catholic Theology)
- Andrea Diener (feature section)
- Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger (Head of Foreign Policy)
- Heike Göbel (Economic Policy)
- Greser & Lenz (cartoonist duo )
- Rose-Maria Gropp (art market)
- Michael Hanfeld (media, features online)
- Rainer Hermann , Islamic scholar, Middle East expert
- Hannes Hintermeier (features, new non-fiction books)
- Sandra Kegel (feature section)
- Alfons Kaiser (responsible for Germany and the world )
- Constantin van Lijnden (editor and podcaster "FAZ Einspruch")
- Reinhard Müller ("Current Affairs", "FAZ Objection", State and Law)
- Joachim Müller-Jung ("Nature and Science")
- Philip Plickert ("The Economist")
- Andreas Platthaus (literature)
- Edo Reents (feature section)
- Volker Reiche ( Strizz draftsman)
- Matthias Rüb (Correspondent Italy, Vatican)
- Heike Schmoll (educational policy, Protestant theology and ecumenism)
- Inken Schönauer (Head of Finance)
- Hubert Spiegel (feature section). Responsible for the Frankfurt anthology
- Simon Strauss (feature section)
- Jakob Strobel y Serra (feature section, "A matter of taste" section)
- Volker Zastrow (Correspondent-at-Large)
- Konrad Adam
- Michael Althen (film critic, †)
- Melanie Amman (Business)
- Franziska Augstein (features section)
- Günter Bannas (Political Editor Berlin)
- Eduard Beaucamp (feature section)
- Karl-Heinz Bohrer (literary critic and editor in charge of the literature section, from 1975 correspondent in England)
- Heinz Brestel (Zurich business correspondent, †)
- Eleonore Büning (music critic)
- Mathias Döpfner (music critic, later Brussels correspondent)
- Karl Feldmeyer (Parliamentary Correspondent )
- Rainer Flöhl (natural science, †)
- Gisela Friedrichsen (court reporter)
- Friedrich Karl Fromme (domestic politics, †)
- Eckhard Fuhr (Domestic Policy)
- Günther Gillessen
- Jan Grossarth ("People and Economy")
- Iris Hanika (Berlin Pages)
- Rainer Hank (Head of Economic FAS)
- Peter Härlin (Chief Correspondent, †)
- Georg Paul Hefty (German domestic politics, responsible for the current affairs page )
- Georg Hensel (theater critic, †)
- Florian Illies (feature section)
- Christian Kracht (feature section)
- Klaus Peter Krause (Editor-in-Chief Economy)
- Lutz Kleinhans (photographer, †)
- Sabina Lietzmann (feature section correspondent in New York, †)
- Gerold Lingnau (technology and engine, †)
- Lorenz Jäger (humanities)
- Felicitas von Lovenberg
- Peter Lückemeier (Regional, Rhine / Main)
- Günter Mick (Regional, Frankfurt)
- Bernd Naumann (†)
- Reinhard Olt (politics)
- Wolfgang Peters (technology and engine)
- Marcel Reich-Ranicki (literary critic, †)
- Andreas Rossmann (Correspondent North Rhine-Westphalia)
- Kurt Reumann (educational policy, especially universities)
- Henning Ritter (humanities, †)
- Günther Rühle (critic and theater director)
- Brigitte Scherer (feature section, tourism criticism)
- Thomas Schmid (Head of Politics)
- Wulf Schmiese
- Michael Schwarzer (film review, †)
- Friedrich Sieburg (writer, literary critic, †)
- Gerhard Stadelmaier (theater critic)
- Dolf Sternberger (political scientist and journalist, †)
- Benjamin von Stuckrad-Barre
- Udo Ulfkotte (†)
- Julia Voss (feature section)
- Ernst Günter Vetter, business journalist (†), also for the Fazit Foundation
- Wolfram Weimer
- Adelbert Weinstein (military expert, †)
- Wilfried Wiegand (head of the arts section)
- Mathias Müller von Blumencron (Editor-in-Chief Digital Products)
- Stefan Niggemeier (media journalist)
FAZ winner of journalist awards
- 1961: Günther Rühle
- 1962: Clara Menck
- 1963: Erich Helmensdorfer
- 1966: Rolf Michaelis
- 1967: Count Andreas Razumovsky
- 1967: Joachim Nawrocki
- 1968: Walter Henkels , Peter Gerisch , Günther von Lojewski
- 1970: Fritz Ullrich Fack
- 1972/73: Hermann Pörzgen
- 1974/75: Walter Kannengießer
- 1976: Dietrich Ratzke
- 1977: Hermann Rudolph
- 1978: Karl Feldmeyer
- 1979: Rainer Flöhl
- 1981: Brigitte Scherer
- 1982: Helmut Herles
- 1989: Uwe Wittstock
- 1990: Johannes Leithäuser
- 1993: Klaus Broichhausen
- 1995: Jürgen Dahlkamp
- 1996: Friedrich Karl Fromme
- 1999: Maxim Biller
- 2000: Franziska Augstein
- 2006: Karl Feldmeyer (for his life's work)
- 2009: Thomas Scheen , Oliver Maria Schmitt
- 2011: Uwe Ebbinghaus
- 2012: Volker Zastrow
- 2015: Konrad Schuller
Sections and supplements
The FAZ magazine appeared on Fridays from March 7, 1980 to June 25, 1999 as a weekly colored supplement - similar to the Zeit magazine - with mainly cultural and biographical topics in a total of 1008 issues. It was last produced as an independent publishing product by an editorial staff of around twenty under Thomas Schröder as editor-in-chief. Johannes Gross wrote a column on a regular basis .
Since February 23, 2013 a FAZ magazine has been published again , which emerged from the fashion and lifestyle magazine Z , which was previously published together with the Neue Zürcher Zeitung . It appears twelve times a year, on the second Saturday of the month, and covers the topics of fashion, design, travel, beauty, the art market and cuisine on 80 pages. The editorial for the edition of February 23, 2013 says: “With all the popularity, our supplement, which is included with the newspaper eight times this year, cannot be equated with its predecessor, which was discontinued in 1999, in terms of frequency of publication, format and range of topics. Times change, so do magazines. We'll open new pages with topics related to lifestyle, popular culture and society. ”Unlike the previous magazine, the large-format (278 mm × 400 mm) glossy magazine focuses on lifestyle and luxury and thus serves as an advertising space for products from these areas.
The Hochschulanzeiger is a magazine that is published four times a year by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. It is aimed specifically at students, university graduates and young professionals who want to find out more about industries and companies, are looking for their future employer or want tips on how to apply. It can be subscribed to individually or together with a FAZ student subscription. It is also available at the kiosk. Two weeks after the publication date, it will be distributed or displayed free of charge at many universities in Germany and Austria. The widespread circulation of the Hochschulanzeiger is 216,839 copies, of which 99,839 have been sold (IVW 4/2009).
The Frankfurter Anthologie series of articles is a collection of German-language poems with interpretations that was founded by Marcel Reich-Ranicki in 1974 and is still in the features section of the Saturday edition.
Pictures and times
Until the end of 2001, Pictures and Times was the gravure supplement to the Saturday edition of the FAZ . It was characterized by longer articles in the feature section (especially literature). The supplement was illustrated in large format in black and white. Particularly noteworthy are the photos by Barbara Klemm , which appeared here regularly. In November 2006, Pictures and Times was revived, at least as a name: the new Saturday supplement, however, appeared in normal newspaper printing and with a modernized design. The responsible editor is Andreas Platthaus. Pictures and Times was added as a supplement at the end of 2012; the rubrics previously published there have been included in the features section. The articles previously published in the supplement are still available on the Internet under their old names.
Berlin Pages (discontinued)
The Berlin pages were a usually six-page columnist supplement of the FAZ produced in Berlin. The editorial team was headed by Florian Illies . The Berlin pages appeared for the first time on September 1, 1999 and were discontinued in the summer of 2002 after the FAZ's expectation that the supplement would significantly increase the number of Berlin subscribers had not been fulfilled.
Further business areas
The publisher is diversifying its activities in order to generate additional income from its in-house expertise.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Archiv
With over 45 million articles, the FAZ archive is one of the most extensive press archives in the world. His documentaries have a large press database with documents from more than 200 sources as well as specialized knowledge databases. The archive is the newspaper's information center, the primary task of which is to provide the editorial staff with facts and background information. In addition, it offers information and services for external customers (including online archive with articles from 1993, year, country and topic CD-ROMs, audio dossiers, marketing of reprint and usage rights, provision of the online archive for Libraries and businesses, appointment services).
FAZ job market
In the FAZ job market , job advertisements are published in the print editions on Saturdays and Sundays. The majority of the print advertisements are also published online in the associated job portal. From 2006 to 2016 the online job market was available under the domain fazjob.net. The domain was changed to stellenmarkt.faz.net.
FAZ real estate market
The FAZ real estate market is the FAZ's digital real estate portal. The portal was relaunched in early 2018. Properties within Germany and properties abroad in Europe are offered in the higher price segment.
Classic of comic literature
In 2005 (starting with Superman ) and 2006 (ending with Lucky Luke ) the FAZ published 20 volumes of well-known comic series in collaboration with Panini Comics . They were editorially supervised by the journalist and author Andreas Platthaus .
The publishing group organizes specialist congresses at which not only external speakers but also editorial staff from the newspaper prepare their specialist knowledge for the participants. The FAZ forum was closed on December 31, 2017. The business will be taken over by Convent Kongresse GmbH.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Business School
Under the title Frankfurter Allgemeine Business School , professional training in business and management is offered.
The most important national German rival newspapers are the Süddeutsche Zeitung and Die Welt . The Frankfurter Rundschau was traditionally the regional competitor, but was taken over by the FAZ in the course of the bankruptcy and continued under the umbrella of the publisher until March 2018. The Frankfurter Neue Presse , which appears in the Frankfurt area under various local headers , also belonged to the group. All FAZ shares in the newspapers were taken over in March 2018 by newspaper holding Hessen and publisher Dirk Ippen .
Cooperation with the Federal Intelligence Service
The Federal Intelligence Service was surprised in 1968 by the crackdown on the " Prague Spring ". With a “deal” the secret service ensured that the press kept silent about this failure: “In principle, it has been shown in the last few days that our PrSV [special press association] are always ready to stand up for our company in return for good information,” said the press department of the BND on August 28, 1968. In addition to the FAZ, Die Welt , Münchner Merkur , Rhein-Zeitung and Bild were also mentioned.
Reporting and commenting on the 2008 financial crisis
A study by the union-affiliated Otto Brenner Foundation by Hans-Jürgen Arlt and Wolfgang Storz from March 2010 highlighted the newspapers Handelsblatt , the daily newspaper , Süddeutsche Zeitung , FAZ and Financial Times Deutschland , as well as the ARD formats Tagesschau and Tagesthemen , as well as the news agency DPA on the subject of "Business Journalism in Crisis - The Mass Media Dealing with Financial Market Policy". The study comes to the conclusion that the daily updated German business journalism as observer, reporter and commentator of the financial market and the financial market policy worked badly until the outbreak of the global financial market crisis - with the exception of the taz .
Reporting on the EU copyright amendment
In its coverage of the copyright reform in the European Union, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung campaigned for the proposed reform in a series of articles to ensure that “creatives and authors receive a wage for the exploitation of their works”. It represents the view of the Federal Association of German Newspaper Publishers (BDZV) and over 240 European associations representing authors, composers, writers, journalists and photographers. Your stance has been criticized by numerous opponents of reform.
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